2010 Graci "Quota 600" Etna Rosso

SKU #1139687 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Using fruit that was sourced from the vineyards on Mt. Etna, 600 meters above the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, this expression of Nerello Mascalese shows elegance and complexity in a streamlined, compact wine. Flavors of cassis, tar, smoked bacon and dried herb are tightly wrapped together.  (3/ 2013)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Graciís 2010 Etna Rosso is a lovely introduction to the wines of this emerging Sicilian appellation. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet herbs and red cherries all come to life in the glass. Medium in body, the 2010 impresses for its transparency and inner perfume. High-tone floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and fragance. Here, too, the wineís pure salinity and vibrancy are compelling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.  (2/ 2013)

K&L Notes

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Alberto Graciís wines are loaded with character and personality. In particular, the Etna Bianco and Rosso deliver superb quality for the money in a part of Italy where making value-priced wines is rendered virtually impossible by the high farming costs imposed by terrains that are hard to work. Graci bottles without fining or filtration, which means the wines can sometimes appear cloudy, but that is purely cosmetic and no need for concern."

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Other Red Wines

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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Sicily